Upholding academic excellence

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the Computing Sciences. The UC Berkeley chapter, launched in 1995, honors the top tier of Computer Science students on campus.

We help others

UPE keeps all students from Berkeley's technical disciplines well-informed of our student activities through intensive marketing over the web and e-mail, print posters, and in-class announcements to the student body. UPE engages students with our many activities, making us renowned for our service to the university community. We not only reach out to computer science students and faculty, but also the EECS, math, and other engineering majors.

Connections and Opportunities

We work closely with major corporations, organizing events ranging from brief one-hour info-sessions about companies and recruiting opportunities to full-scale day-long sessions to showcase their research and product development. Our resumé books make it easier for companies to target the top Berkeley CS students.

Upcoming Events

Hacking Anthropology and the Anthropology of Hacking: CS from the Borderlands

Date: April 6, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: HP Auditorium

Hacking Anthropology and the Anthropology of Hacking: CS from the Borderlands

Cohosted with the Center for Latino Policy Research. Hector Beltran is a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology department at Cal and earned his B.S. in computer science and engineering from M.I.T. For his dissertation work he uses mixed social science methods to investigate the circulation of cultural, ethical, and technical practices of hacking and tech entrepreneurship between sites in Mexico and the Bay Area. In other words, he does some “deep hanging out” at hackathons and co-working spaces. Hector will give his insights on the tech industry’s diversity discourse drawing from his experiences as a Chicano navigating distinct worlds: CS undergrad researcher at the M.I.T. Media Lab, international business tech consultant, and now anthropologist studying “his own.”

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